- Interview starts (5:00)
- Hunting African animals (10:00)
- Affective archery range (13:00)
- Tracking skills (19:30)
- Hunting Kudu (23:00)
- Spot and stalk in South Africa (31:15)
- Hunting the tiny ten (34:00)
- The negative look towards African hunting (37:00)
- The ripple effect (40:00)
- How to help poaching in Africa (46:00)
- How conservation is different in Africa (49:30)
- Scariest moment hunting Africa (55:00)
- Snake stories (1:00:00)
- Lion stories (1:02:45)
- Hunt with Jaco (1:08:30)
I am excited to share this episode with you. Jaco I would say is a good friend of mine that I have known for a couple years just from hanging out at trade shows and various events. Jaco is kind of known in our group as the crazy South African, which is meant in the best way possible. Jaco is just a solid upbeat positive guy that is always having fun and making people laugh. Jaco and I sat down and turned the microphone on finally and just talked about Africa and African hunting. pretty interesting to chat with someone who literally eat, sleeps, and breaths it living over there and literally being in the outfitting business since he could walk.
Big thanks to the show sponsors for making the show happen every week, first off to OnX, I am a huge fan of On X. even this time of year and the more I use it the more I like it. I have been using the desktop version to do a bunch of scouting. whether it be looking at new units for draw areas or scouting for spring bear. when I scout through On X on my computer I can mark waypoints and points of interest that will sync up with the mobile app while I am in the field. The Mobile app is amazing because I can download the maps to my phone and use the maps and GPS with no service or in airplane mode to save the battery. On X is the most trusted public/ private mapping system, know where you stand with On X Maps get 20% off your membership with code TRO. Go sign up its a great product, great company, and help support the companies that support the podcast. On X Maps
Speaking of supporting the show. Thank you guys for all the support on my newest project Backcountry Fuel Box. I am pumped to share this with you guys and have had so much good feedback and honestly, I think you guys are going to love it. Personally, I would be stoked to get a monthly box full of the stuff we are putting in it. That’s why I started this project really was because it was something I wanted. A monthly box that sent me all the cool new options for backcountry meals, snack, bars and everything in between. Whether you want to try new options, stock up for your next trip or just save money on the stuff you will use anyway the monthly box is a great option. Every box is going to have at least a dinner, a breakfast, a meal replacement and enough snacks and bars to test out throughout the month until the next box. For $30 bucks a month you get $40-$50 dollars worth of gear and its quality stuff Not just a pile of cliff bars. Last week we gave away three boxes to lucky winners who signed up for the presale. Ryan Moxley, Tracie Koepplin, and Jason West all won they’re first box free! but now that the site is up we are officially taking orders and between now and March 15th one lucky winner is going to win a free subscription for life! yes for life! this is not a scam and you have my word as long as you still want the box and I’m still sending out boxes you will get a free box every month. You must sign up to win this prize! head over to Backcountryfuelbox.com and sign up for your monthly box of awesomeness and you could just win a free subscription for life.
Whats up boys and girls, ladies, and gents. It’s time for another episode of the podcast. I am home and finally back from about a month straight of trade shows. Had a blast catching up with everyone and meeting tons of new people. Huge Thank you to everyone who stopped me to say hi, I am still blown away at how many people listen to the show every week and just thank you for all the support. I had so much fun just having out and hanging out with folks that I only recorded two podcasts. Which is fine I have a ton of great interviews lined up with some truly great under the radar type folks that I think you guys will really like. This week is from the Hunt Expo though and a podcast collaboration of sorts. Today I’m joined today by the crew behind finding backcountry podcast, the Wittwer Brothers, Dustin and Jason, and Corey Beckendorf. I really wanted to talk to Jason about big Muleys but with three elk guys against one Mule Deer guy, I’m sure you know where the conversation went. There are some good takeaways this episode from newbie to veteran, I like how it turned out. Had a blast with these guys and I will definitely have to have Jason back on to do a Muley Monday.
- Interview starts (5:00)
- The first backcountry experience (12:00)
- Advice to guys over east who want to try elk hunting (16:15)
- The best way to learn how to hunt elk (21:00)
- The classic elk vs mule deer fight (28:15)
- Leaving a hunt early (32:00)
- Coming out empty handed (34:30)
- “Failed” hunts (38:30)
- Using pack animals (42:00)
- Pack goats (46:00)
- Pack lamas (50:00)
- The prehistoric lama warning call (54:00)
- Finding backcountry podcast (1:07:00)
One reason I am pumped to be back from the show is to get back to work on the Backcountry Fuel Box. For those who haven’t heard, I am launching a new subscription box called Backcountry Fuel Box. Each month we are going to send you a box of backcountry meals and snacks to try out with each box having $40-$50 dollars worth of cool new products. I am super excited to finally get this thing out to you guys and so far at the shows people have been overwhelmingly in support of it. The first box will go out March 20th ish. We are taking pre-sign ups which is just your email, and if you sign up I am going to give away 3 free boxes to those of you who pre-register and take the survey. That closes this Sunday so get your name in the hat. Also, be on the lookout for a Backcountry Fuel update episode next week because we have a really cool giveaway next week. Go check it output your email in, take the 2-minute survey and you could be one of three lucky people to win a free box of goodies.
This episode is also made possible by the good folks at On X Maps and the On X Hunt app. Now is tag draw season and any serious hunter is doing a boatload of research to find that sweet spot that no one else knows about. One commonality I have found among the top hunters in the world is that they read maps like no one else. they know how to find the honey wholes that nobody has been into in years. On X is a great tool for this. When I am researching new areas I have my On X account pulled up and I can use various layers to scout areas I have never been to. Before I put in for a unit I always pull it up and see if there is a good chance I can find something no one else or at least few other people see. The huge part about this over just google earth is that now all the points I save while scouting on the desktop transfer over to the app on my phone and are right there to scout this summer when I do draw the tag. On X its a really handy tool. Get 20% off your membership with promo TRO.
In this episode, I sit down with the boys from The Experience YouTube channel Jason Price, Dan Catlin of the Wildlife Gallery, and Dallas Heyemer to chat about the crazy year they had traveling around the world. From Tajikistan for Marco Polo to Canada for Big Horns and Stones, and even Dallas’ Epic Mountain Goat hunt which is one of my favorite videos they did this year you gotta go check it out. We also bust Dallas’ balls a little but I promise it is all in good fun and no one actually got a tramp stamp tattoo, although for the record I would definitely get a tramp stamp tat for a sheep hunt. That’s probably out of context right here but it will make sense when you listen to the episode. Leave a comment if you would get a tramp stamp for a sheep hunt and we will pick someone to send a free TRO hat. Big thanks to the show sponsors today goHUNT.com Just this week I have had multiple emails asking how to get started applying out of state. How do you get started? First off bite the bullet and spend the $150 on a go hunt membership. If you want to hunt more elk or more deer this is a solid investment trust me. I always say buy tags, not gear this falls into the tags category. You don’t need a fancy pack in you don’t have an elk to put in it. This is the best place to get started and it has tons of info on how to apply, when to apply by, not to mention the easiest and fastest way to find where to actually put that dart on the map and start hunting. Go sign up if you’re not a member yet I do now because the longer you wait for more draw deadlines that go by. Use The Rich Outdoors Promo Code TRO when you sign up to help keep this mic on and you will get $50 credit to the gear shop.
- Interview starts (4:00)
- The best Dallas Hemmer stories (6:30)
- A crazy epic year (8:30)
- Types of poachers (14:15)
- Welcome to the show Dallas (16:30)
- Why is there blood on the floor? (19:00)
- International sheep hunts (24:00)
- When the S.O.S. alert goes out (30:00
- Cody’s sheep hunting plans (37:15)
- Finishing a North American Sheep Slam (39:00)
- Dallas’ goat hunt (43:00)
- The upcoming bighorn hunt (51:00)
- Upcoming films (56:45)
- Catch up with The Experience (1:02:45)
Also a huge thank you to OnX maps for being such a great supporter of the podcast. These guys are crushing it in the map department. The New app is a game changer with tons of layers to interchange and even more on the way. I seriously don’t think I will use a GPS anymore. Why pack the extra weight when my phone is now a camera, a GPS, and sat phone. Mark waypoints send them to your buddies all kinds of cool features Use the TRO code and get 20% off your membership. Go support the company that makes the podcast possible. Go get both your OnX and your goHUNT memberships. Thanks, guys enjoy this episode with The Experience. Oh and go subscribe to their YouTube Channel.
Today’s episode, I sit down with Ryan Kadavy. Ryan and I met at a trade show last year in Salt Lake and have stayed in touch throughout the year. Ryan and his brother have been putting down some monsters all year so while I was in Denver I ended up crashing at his place for a night and chatting about hunting. Pretty laid back episode, hope you guys enjoy.
Today’s episode is sponsored by my new project Backcountry Fuel Box. I have been getting asked a bunch of questions about if this is my project or if it is something I partnered on. Let me assure you this all me, and I am pretty pumped about it. I have gotten so much great feedback so far and can’t wait to send out that first box. Backcountry Fuel Box is a monthly subscription box for lightweight high-calorie meals, bars, snacks, packs, gels, gue’s, and cool new products for your next backcountry hunt or scout trip. Go check it out at www.backcountryfuelbox.com and sign up to win your first box free. Thank you to everyone who has shown interest so far and for all the feedback. you guys are awesome.
Hey everybody, welcome to the show. Last week while at Sheep show, I was lucky enough to run into Mr. Adam Weatherby and in the midst of all the chaos, we were able to sit down and bust out an episode for you guys. For those of you who may not know who Adam is personally, I’m sure you’re all familiar with the family business, Weatherby Firearms. Adam shared with me some of the histories of the company, talking about what lead to his grandfather to start the company. Adam also shares some new and exciting news with us, which you’ll all have heard of by now, and I think we can all agree that it is very exciting news for the company as a whole. Being that we were at Sheep show, of course, we talked a bit about Adam’s two sheep hunts so far, including his Oregon desert sheep hunt that he drew as a non-resident last year. I hope you all enjoy this episode, thanks for tuning in!
- Show starts (5:00)
- Who is Adam Weatherby? (12:15)
- Weatherby Rifle Company today (18:00)
- Hunting with the family (22:15)
- The most anticipated hunt of the year (26:00)
- Drawing an Oregon sheep hunt (28:45)
- Buying tags VS trying to draw tags (34:15)
- New for Weatherby (37:00)
This episode is brought to you by On X Hunt. I recently harvested a great bull in Montana and I owe a huge part of that to my OnX. This was an area that I had hunted years ago but because of On X Hunt, I was actually able to find a new access point to get into the area from a new way and save myself a lot of miles. For that hunt, I actually spent a ton of time on my laptop scouting areas and marking locations which is super cool because then when I get out in the field all of those points of interest I marked on my computer are now right there on my phone. It all worked out really well and I ended up finding a really cool bull and was lucky enough to harvest him. Another really cool new feature of the OnX hunt app is that after I shot the bull I was able to share that location with my buddy Butch who was coming in to help me pack out. which made it super convenient for him to know exactly where to find me. On X Hunt is hands down my best hunting tool I have for under $100 dollars and highly recommend getting it. Check it out and use The Rich Outdoors promo code TRO to save %20 off your membership. On X Hunt know where you stand.
This episode is brought to you by GoHunt.com Now is the time to start planning and start scheming what hunts and where you are going to go this upcoming season and goHUNT in my favorite tool for the job. I will spend hours and hours on goHUNT.com in the next couple months because planning in the offseason is one of the biggest keys to success during the season. GoHUNT is continuously adding new features and adding so much value for its members that blows me away. GoHUNT.com is a game changer if you want to go on great hunts it starts right now in the offseason with goHUNT